Eighth CMDR COE Steering Committee MeetingDate: (07-10-2020)
Under the provisions of the CMDR COE’s Operational Memorandum of Understanding, the Sponsoring Nations establish the Steering Committee (SC) under the permanent chairmanship of Framework Nation. No decisions there can be taken under silence procedure. Yearly the SC provides direction, guidance and advice to the CMDR COE Director for the effective execution of Centre’s mission and activities.
The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) organised and hosted the 8th Steering Committee meeting, which took place on 6-7 October 2020 at CMDR COE premises, in order to facilitate a prolific debate around the subject.
The annual Steering Committee sessions are the venue where the Framework Nation and Sponsoring Nations set out all required prerequisites to be provided by the CMDR COE every year. The strategic governing body is responsible for the approval and management of the Centre’s Programme of Work (POW) and the shared budget. Considering the POW, the Steering Committee members allocate the priorities of the activities and subsequently task the CMDR COE Director with managing the programme execution.
The Chairman of the Steering Committee, Lieutenant General Dimitar Iliev, Deputy Chief of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria, highlighted in his opening remarks the importance and broad positive effects this joint endeavour brings.
Romania declared the opening of joining process to the CMDR COE in order to receive the status of “Sponsoring nation”. Romania officially declared its commitment to deploy personnel from the Ministry of Internal Affairs no later than 1 July 2021.
As members of the Steering Committee, Colonel Plamen Kostadinov from the Framework nation and the representatives from the Sponsoring nations, Colonel Ioannis Chondroudakis (Hellenic Republic) and Colonel Ireneusz Zygmunt (Republic of Poland) actively discussed the topics, expressing their appreciation for the achieved improvement and hard work of CMDR COE staff despite the COVID-19 situation. As observers, including online, part took representatives from Allied Command Transformation, Hungary, Romania and The Republic of North Macedonia, who congratulated the CMDR COE for the ambitious and successful performance in 2020.
At the meeting were discussed the activities hold in 2020, current and future POWs and projects, as well as the CMDR COE budget, proposal for organisational amendment, strategic perspective and forthcoming events.
The 8th Steering Committee confirmed that despite the challenging pandemic situation that the Centre greatly advanced on its aim, further strengthening its position as a hub of expertise in CMDR supporting and contributing to the enhancement of NATO’s CMDR capabilities, to the improvement of the Alliance’s interoperability though education and training, research and analyses, concept and doctrine development, experimentation, and lessons-learned.
The European Security and Defence College (ESDC), the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute, the CMDR COE and the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) joined forces in enabling a collaborative training experience for senior leaders.
The CMDR COE′s Internship Programme introduces a stipend for its successful internship candidates.» read more
An online conference was held in Bulgaria on November 18 on the occasion of the World Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day.» read more
Development to assist municipalities’ efforts in crisis management and disaster response» read more
Welcoming H. E. Mr. Jeong Jin-Kyu, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Bulgaria.» read more
First group of certified gender focal points at NATO Allied Command Operations.» read more
A virtual symposium of NATO Modelling & Simulation Group» read more
Welcome to Colonel De Magistris, Director of NATO Stability Policing COE» read more
The CMDR COE is pleased to announce the first international on-line conference on environmental protection and disaster risks “ENVIRORISKS” scheduled for 29 and 30 September 2020.» read more
The CMDR COE with its first NATO-certified Gender Focal Point course online» read more
CMDR COE co-organization and participation in an exercise for implementation of the contingency plan of the Municipality of Belene» read more
The CMDR COE continues to spare no effort in establishing cooperative partnerships.» read more
CMDR COE continues to explore the different aspects of the pandemic situation» read more
Closing an internship period (22 June – 3 July 2020 )» read more
The first edition of 5-day course delivered in Advanced Distributed Learning Format» read more
CMDR COE Director responds to the inquiries of NATO’s Youth Ambassadors on crisis management» read more
The CMDR COE and the Bulgarian Academy of Science (BAS) join forces under a Framework Collaboration Agreement.» read more
CMDR COE encoureged our partners to support the European Commission′s Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with University College London, who has recently launched a European-wide study to understand perceptions, needs and priorities of the public affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.» read more